Camel

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock classic rock art rock progressive rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Camel was formed in late 1971 by three former members of Philip Goodhand-Tait’s backing band, Doug Ferguson (4 April 1947, Carlisle, Cumbria, England; bass), Andy Ward (b. 28 September 1952, Epsom, Surrey, England; drums) and Andy Latimer (b. 17 May 1947, Guildford, Surrey, England; guitar, flute, vocals), and Pete Bardens (b. Peter Bardens, 19 June 1945, Westminster, London, England, d. 22 January 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA; keyboards). Bardens, whose pedigree included stints with Them and Shotgun Express, dominated the band’s sound to the extent that they came to be known as Peter Bardens’ Camel, in deference to Peter Frampton’s Camel. As regular performers on the UK college circuit, it took an adaptation of the Paul Gallico children’s story, The Snow Goose, to put this foremost progressive band into the UK Top 30 in 1975. After the release of the following year’s Moonmadness, Ferguson departed, to be replaced by ex-Caravan...

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